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'Care' Primary Care Network


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Information, Guidance & Support for Carers, Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support

Description

The team consists of two Occupational Therapists, Clinical Care Coordinator, two Social Prescribers and Care Coordinator we cover six GP Surgeries, Ash Surgery, Minster Surgery, Westgate Surgery, Birchington Medical Centre, Broadstairs Medical Practice and St Peters Surgery. What we offer Our aim is to prevent unnecessary hospital admission and to promote health and wellbeing for our patients and their families/carers. We also aim to empower and support patients to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. We complete holistic and comprehensive assessments and have very good links with many other services in the community to ensure we are meeting all the needs of the patients we see. We also aim to reduce GP appointments, reduce the need for GP time and reduce frequent calls to the surgery thus reducing the surgery workload.

Minster Surgery, 75 High Street, Minster, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 4AB

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Sheppey Matters


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Advice & Support for Elderly People, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Family Services, Addiction Advice & Support, Transport Services, Volunteering Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services, Financial Vulnerability Advice & Support

Description

Sheppey Matters is a health and wellbeing charity that supports the residents of the Island. We coordinate a wide range of community activities at Sheppey Healthy Living Centre and across the Isle of Sheppey. Our projects include: Sheppey Wheels - Community Transport, Young People Matter - a youth provision for those aged 8+, Legacy - Providing befriending support to the over 60's, Inspire Me - building confidence within our community, Well-Life - bringing together cooking, gardening and physical activity, Miles and Smiles - an accessible minibus that supports residents to medical and social appointments for those that are disabled, Sheppey FM - 92.2 community radio station and the Sheppey Healthy Living Centre - providing room hire, accommodating initiatives that encompass health and wellbeing in its broadest sense. ADHD Sheppey - Providing support for parents, carers and children. Eastchurch Community Hub - a group that meets on a Wednesday to craft, chat, socialise and learn.

Sheppey Matters, Sheppey Healthy Living Centre, Off the Broadway, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1HH

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Listening Ear - Amparo


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Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Community Services

Description

Amparo provides practical and emotional support to anyone who has been bereaved, or affected, by suicide.

St Nicholas Centre, 70 Church Road, Halewood, Liverpool, Merseyside, L26 6LB

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Headway Kent


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Money management & Budgeting advice, Information, Guidance & Support for Carers, Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services

Description

We provide support, guidance and information to adults in Kent that have sustained a brain injury. We operate support groups in our hubs in Thanet, Canterbury, Ashford and Folkestone; carer support groups, online support groups and free drop in sessions.

01227864118

info@headwaykent.org

Headway House, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Ethlebert Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3NG

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headwayeastkent.org.uk/

Town and Country Housing - Health and Housing


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Community Services, Damp and Mould Service

Description

Support with hospital discharge

unit 6 Westwood Business Park, Strasbourg Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 4JJ

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My Birth Support CIC


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Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Family Services, Education Services, Community Services, Support for young children in care and care leavers

Description

My Birth Support CIC provides perinatal mental health support in and around Canterbury. Helping parents to flourish and thrive by offering affordable bespoke childbirth preparation, birth trauma recovery, parenting and infant loss support in groups or 1:1, online or face-to-face. We also tailor specialist support for couples and we have two support podcasts to help those who can't leave the house. Everything we offer is on a pay-what-you-can basis.

70 Thanington Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT13XE

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bemix


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Employability Support, Education Services, Community Services, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services

Description

We are a social enterprise with charitable status ( CIO), based in Kent with locations in Dover, Ramsgate, Sittingbourne and Chatham. We work with and for young people ( 16-24 year olds) who have learning disabilities and or autism. We established as a Specialist Post 16 education provider in 2016 and run two programs supporting 80 young adults per year. Our preparation for employment year for those that need a little longer to transition to work and Our Supported Internship Programme supports young people into independence through sustainable employment. We have cohorts in Canterbury for the SE, Sittingbourne for Swale and Chatham for Medway and Gravesham young people. Funded through the ESFA we are growing our provision each year in Kent.

01227374285

info@bemix.org

Office 44. Canterbury Innovation Centre. Universit, University Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7FG.

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www.bemix.org

Kent Coast Volunteering


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Transport Services, Volunteering Services, Community Services

Description

1) We support people to find volunteering opportunities across Dover district, Folkestone & Hythe and Thanet, we share volunteering opportunities on behalf of volunteer-involving organisations (VIOs) i.e. charities, community groups and CICs operating in these areas. We often say we are like a job centre for volunteering. We also support VIOs by bringing them together for Networking and Knowledge sessions, and with bespoke best practice training and resources on the topic of volunteering. At the time of writing this listing, we also run two-in house projects to help alleviate loneliness and isolation, support health and wellbeing - and to support our local health services. 2) A Community Transport Service across Dover district, Folkestone & Hythe and Thanet, with volunteer drivers taking isolated older people who cannot use public transport to essential medical appointments - and where possible to social appointments. This is a membership service. We are always looking for new drivers across all areas. 3) A befriending service across Dover district, Folkestone & Hythe and Thanet. This is called the Good Neighbours Service and usually involves a volunteer befriender making a weekly visit to an isolated older person for tea and a chat. Please check our website to see which areas are taking external referrals and where we need volunteers.

Kent Coast Volunteering, 3 Park Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6AG

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WRAP Day Centre for people with dementia


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Advice & Support for Elderly People, Community Services, Dementia and MS Advice & Support

Description

We are a Day centre for people with dementia. Providing friendship, social interaction and cognitive stimulation to help people with dementia maintain skills and support their mental health. We also run a carers group once a month to support carers.

Hawkhurst House, Cranbrook road, Hawkhurst, Kent, TN18 5EF

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Invicta Community and Leisure - West Faversham Community Association


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Benefits advice, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Food Advice & Support, Family Services, Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support

Description

West Faversham Community Centre provides a range of community activities for all ages. We run lots of free Youth Clubs which means that they have a safe place to come to. We run activities for older people allowing them to socialise with others meaning they are not isolated at home. During half terms we run holiday clubs that are partially funded so parents who work during the holidays do not have to spend their wages on childcare. We run Messy Play sessions for free for under 5's. We have a Community Fridge which is accessible for everyone, our volunteers pick up the food that supermarkets are unable to sell and bring them here so that members of the local community can access the food for free.It is past its best before date but is still safe to eat and doing it with this method decreases some food waste.

01795 537321

West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7RH

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www.westfavershamca.org/

B.S.L Community


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Money management & Budgeting advice, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Family Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services

Description

B.S.L Community are committed to empowering the community and reducing isolation across Kent, Medway and the surrounding areas through our impactful specialist PA support services. We specialise in: · Supporting deaf people – sign language users, deaf people with speech and deafblind people. · Bespoke support for people with a wide range of additional needs or disabilities including, people with learning difficulties and autism. · Specialist deaf parenting services We’re proud to reinvest our profits into our amazing community events and projects, like Deaf Together and Youth Projects.

01622410511

andrew@bslcommunity.org.uk

Milwood House, 36b Albion Place, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5DZ

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www.bslcommunity.org.uk

Swale Community Leisure - Health and Wellbeing


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Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support

Description

We operate leisure facilities throughout the borough and aim to improve health and wellbeing and achieve high social impact values.

Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4NT

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Sittingbourne and Sheppey helping Ukraine


Categories

Benefits advice, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Employability Support, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Immigration Advice & Support, Domestic Abuse Advice & Support, Volunteering Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Community Services

Description

We support all Ukrainian refugees arriving in the Swale area. We support their families and/or Hosts. We make sure that they can safely integrate into the community, with support, signposting, and a hub for the refugees to meet, and build relationships. We have a foodbank, clothing, and work with key government departments.

447375416318

Michelle@SSHU.org.uk

39 Chilton Avenue, Remembrance Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4TE

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Sports Connect UK


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Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Volunteering Services, Education Services, Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services, Support for young children in care and care leavers

Description

At Sports Connect we are delighted to run the Holiday Activity and Food programme during every major school holidays in partnership with KCC, The Education People and Kent Children and Young People organisations. Our focus is on sport, physical activity, and health sessions and these are held at both our Aylesford Bulls site in Aylesford near Maidstone (ME20 7DS) as well as The Appleyard Sports Club based in Sittingbourne (ME1 1QN). We have a timetable that encompasses some structured activities to aid development of learning the skills associated with the different activities as well as free time to allow children to explore their imagination and play.

Banky Farm, Mierscourt Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 8PH

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Moving Memory Dance - Theatre Company


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Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support

Description

Led by older women, Moving Memory brings older people together,moving and making, creating movement pieces that animate their stories and experiences of the everyday, celebrating and valuing participants for the dynamic vibrant human beings they are. We put the older body and voice 'centre stage', reaching marginalised and isolated communities by running 'Moving Well' sessions in public spaces such as libraries and shopping centre. We know that our creative approach hits all 5 ways to well being, beyond which participants talk about feeling empowered with new skills that equip them to make and whenever possible, to perform, affording a new sense of purpose and belonging to a distinctive community.

The Grand Hotel, The Leas, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2XL

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Food Friends


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Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Volunteering Services, Community Services

Description

Food Friends is a charity working to combat loneliness and isolation in communities through food and friendship. Their meal sharing initiative connects volunteers - who are looking to share extra portions of home cooked food - with a neighbour - who would benefit from a nutritious meal delivered with company and conversation. Encouraging the community to support one another with every delicious bite!

Food Friends, PO Box 1207, WHITSTABLE, Kent, CT1 9RR

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The Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens


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Volunteering Services, Community Services, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services

Description

The Sunshine Project offers volunteering opportunities within our gardens, community engagement and social connectivity for adults with learning disabilities, and/or mild physical disabilities, mental health issues or social isolation. We also run adhoc art and well-being workshops and a nature photography group.

The Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens, Quex Park, Birchington, Kent, CT7 0BH

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Inclusive Sport


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Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services

Description

We provide inclusive physical activity ,sport and fitness sessions for children, young people, adults and those in later life.

Unit 122 Joseph Wilson Industrial Estate, Millstrood Road, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3SN

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Beyond The Page


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Family Services, Immigration Advice & Support, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Education Services, Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support

Description

Beyond The Page provides free ESOL English language classes to migrant and refugee women in Thanet. The United Mothers project provies a space to learn the skills to communicate in the workplace, with their children's teachers and health services, ultimately building friendships and integrating into their local communities. The language classes are supplemented by a wide variety of well-being and creative workshops, including painting, yoga and dance, and are curated by the women themselves.

Kent Innovation Centre, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2QQ

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Age UK Kent Rivers


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Community Services, Dementia and MS Advice & Support

Description

We support Faversham, Sittingbourne and surrounding areas in a number of ways. We offer Dementia Specialist Support Services from pre diagnosis support and cognitive stimulation through to 1-1 bespoke support and specialist dementia daycare. We offer wellbeing activities which focus on mental and physical wellbeing, this includes activities such as armchair exercises, walking sports, swimming, arts & crafts and lots more. We also offer 1-1 companionship and wellbeing day centres. We offer information and advice sessions, supporting our community to ensure they are accessing the right support, benefits, pension credits, attendance allowance, blue badge applications and much more. We offer befriending services to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation We offer Independent Living Support which includes a two-course hot meal delivery 365 days a year, gardening and handyperson services, domestic, shopping & prescription collection.

01795 532766

Andy.Williams@ageukfs.org.uk

The Old Fire Station, Crescent Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7GU

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www.ageuk.org.uk/favershamandsittingbourne/

The Garden Gate Project Ltd


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Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Volunteering Services, Community Services, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services

Description

A GARDEN FOR COMMUNITY WELL-BEING Nestled in a corner of Northdown Park in Margate you will find our idyllic 1.5 acre walled garden. We aim to promote inclusion and reduce prejudice by bringing people together whilst supporting adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health needs to engage in meaningful health, educational, creative, social, environmental and leisure opportunities. The Garden Gate enables people to improve their quality of life, social interaction, physical and mental health in a supportive community environment.

The Garden Gate Project Ltd, c/o 41 Warten Road, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8BJ

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SATEDA


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Debt advice, Employability Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Domestic Abuse Advice & Support, Volunteering Services, Education Services, Community Services, Financial Vulnerability Advice & Support

Description

Through a range of trauma-informed services, such as Outreach (1:1), Group-based programmes and a civil court service, SATEDA provide direct access to support, advocacy and advice for women and children who’ve experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse. We strive to offer a journey of support which increases choices for women – enabling them to take back control, break free and live a life without fear. We’re the only domestic abuse service in Kent working solely with women and we know domestic abuse isn’t linear so our support services aren't either. It’s tailored to the individual needs. The client is in control of the journey and we’ll hold their hand through it.

01795417251

admin@sateda.org

Swale House,, East Street,, Sittingbourne,, Kent, ME10 3HT

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sateda.org

Cast A Thought


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Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Education Services, Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services, Support for young children in care and care leavers

Description

We support children, young people and adult's mental health and wellbeing along with those who have long term health conditions or are at risk of social isolation through fishing sessions. These sessions help build confidence, resilience, communication, decision making and problem solving skills. Our fish and chat session for adults runs from 10-2 with the final hour being spent sitting and chatting over tea and cake to make new friendships.

07359307989

helen@castathought.co.uk

Gloucester, Orchard Drive,, Weavering, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5JG

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www.castathought.co.uk

Head In The Game


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Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support

Description

Head In The Game is a UK registered charity that offers the invaluable opportunity for people in Kent communities to unite and indulge in the sport they love. These weekly sessions, provided free of charge, cater to anyone between the ages of 18-65, regardless of their footballing ability. Under the guidance of experienced football and talking therapy coaches, each session is meticulously designed to prioritise mental health and overall wellbeing. By creating a secure and trusted environment, these sessions serve as an outlet for participants to address their mental health concerns. We deliver 12 week programmes in mental health, cost of living support and to the construction industry. To make a referral please first visit www.headinthegame.co.uk and see the self referral form under the "Football Sessions" tab at the top of the site.

07507268045

info@headinthegame.co.uk

Suite 2B, First Floor, The Links, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7GQ

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www.headinthegame.co.uk

Chameleon Care Ltd


Categories

Advice & Support for Elderly People, Information, Guidance & Support for Carers, Community Services

Description

Homecare agency delivering care to meet everyone's needs in their own homes. Supporting with personal care, shopping, medication, domestic, sit in's, escorting calls and overnight care.

1st Floor Offices, St Radigunds Community Centre, Poulton Close, Dover, Kent, CT17 0HL

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Gravesham Borough Council - Community Safety Team


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Fuel Advice & Support, Domestic Abuse Advice & Support, Homelessness Services, Community Services

Description

I am Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding Officer working alongside the housing teams. I support domestic abuse victims in the community and ensure housing are taking the right approach with their tenants. I also take part in community safety events in the borough.

Gravesham Borough Council Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AU

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Shepway Spectrum Arts CIC


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Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Community Services, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services

Description

Shepway Spectrum Arts is an all-inclusive community creative arts group that benefits the public by bringing together the profoundly disabled alongside able and gifted individuals and professionals. We provide a drop in service for many clients as keeping to a timetable can often be impossible for those with profound disabilities. Shepway Spectrum Arts has grown into a very broad charity that not only provides support to those with disabilities, but to those with mental health, dementia and isolation issues. At our Centre 'Edmonton House', our support focusses around inspiring creativity in bespoke sessions for individuals. Inspiration also comes from creating specific roles for members wanting to help with the running of the community group. This helps improve life-skills, alongside building a sense of purpose. Edmonton House is a place where you can just be yourself and feel at home.

Edmonton House Park Farm Close, Park Farm Industrial Estate, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5DU

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Thanet District Council - Community Team


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Debt advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Food Advice & Support, Domestic Abuse Advice & Support, Homelessness Services, Armed Forces Support & Advice, Community Services

Description

Thanet District Council is responsible for distribution of the Household Support Fund to vulnerable households and families with children in Thanet, who are not receiving other types of financial help. Thanet District Council also provides support to Thanet residents with respect to benefit support and maximisation, support to avoid food and fuel poverty, home energy efficiency and conservation, general well-being and community safety.

Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1XZ

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Visiting Angels South West Kent & East Sussex


Categories

Advice & Support for Elderly People, Community Services

Description

We provide holistic social care, from personal care to companionship, to driving to appointments. Anything a client wants to enhance their lives.

Unit 14 Sham Farm, Sham Farm Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 9JA

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NBE Fitness CIC


Categories

Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support

Description

We provide social activities for residents that can be accessed for free via pay it forward scheme and pay what you can. These activities are great for the family, mental and physical wellbeing.

Twenty Cliff Terrace, Margate, CT9 1RU

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www.nbefitness.com/

Paddock Wood Community Advice Centre


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Employability Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Family Services, Information, Guidance & Support for Carers, Community Services

Description

Paddock Wood Community Advice Centre (“PWCAC”) provides a free, confidential, and impartial advice service for the residents of Paddock Wood and surrounding rural parishes. We offer face-to-face appointments as well as a drop-in service. We provide advice about a wide range of matters, including consumer issues, debt and money, employment, family matters (children or relationship breakdown including domestic abuse), housing and homelessness, mental health support and welfare benefits (including representation at tribunals). PWCAC holds the Advice Quality Standard (AQS) mark.

01892 838619

info@pwadvice.org

94 Commercial Road, Paddock Wood, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12 6DP

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www.pwadvice.org/

The Riverside Centre


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Employability Support, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Family Services, Community Services

Description

The Riverside Dover is an independent local charity which is a community hub for the residents of Dover. At The Riverside Centre we aim to provide vital support and life-enhancing services to the residents of Dover and surrounding rural villages, open for all ages. The centre is available to everyone however we do provide an extensive range of personalised services for older people and the wider community.

01304 207268

centremanager@riversidedover.org.uk

The Riverside Centre, Maison Dieu Gardens, Dover, Kent, CT16 1RL

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riversidedover.org.uk/

Runway Training


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Money management & Budgeting advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Employability Support, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Volunteering Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Education Services, Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support

Description

We run short courses (1-2 weeks) alongside the Kent Job centers such as customer service, Warehouse and Logistics and Teaching Assistant, these consist of face to face learning where they gain a qualification and get a guarantee job interview at the end. We also run day courses with the Multiply contract on Family budgeting, Helping children with homework and Energy cost savings. Our Neets Team run a study programme for 16-19 year old's who are not in mainstream education. Our functional skills skill run English and math's online courses for anyone wanting to improve their skills and can be funded subject to application. Lastly we run a selection of online learning available to everyone again can be funded subject to application.

Runway Training, 190 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1BE

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North Kent Mind


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Money management & Budgeting advice, Housing Advice & Support, Employability Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Education Services, Community Services

Description

We are North Kent Mind, an independent mental health charity providing support to people living in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley. We offer a wide range of services for people who experience mental health issues, which can be provided individually or in small or large groups. We support our local community through our Housing Service, Fee-Paying Counselling and Anger Management courses, Employment Services, Money Guidance, Training, a selection of Wellbeing Services, Children and Young Person's Services and a range of therapies and courses made available through the NHS Talking Therapies.

01322 291380

North Kent Mind The Almshouses, 20 West Hill, Dartford, Kent, DA1 2EP

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northkentmind.co.uk/

Age Concern Sandwich


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Benefits advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Information, Guidance & Support for Carers, Homelessness Services, Volunteering Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Community Services, Dementia and MS Advice & Support

Description

Age concern Sandwich is a community based independent charity providing social and well-being support to the over 50s in Sandwich and the neighbouring town and villages since 1982.

Sneller House, 19/21 Cattle Market, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9AP

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YOUTH NGAGE KENT


Categories

Employability Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Family Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Community Services

Description

Youth Ngage are an organisation that helps to develop the potential of our participants. Using a holistic approach to supporting vulnerable young people and their families; we engage, train, and develop them to have positive self-esteem and become good role models. We work mostly with BAME youths in Gravesham, with a focus on African and Caribbean young people aged 11 - 25 years old and their parents. We use sports as an entry strategy to maintain peace in our community, providing healthy activities, career development projects, employability services, mental well-being support, skills development training, and community engagement events for youths and family members.

127-130 Windmill House, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1BL

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Connect Well East Kent


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Benefits advice, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Information, Guidance & Support for Carers, Community Services

Description

Social Enterprise Kent is working with voluntary and community sector organisations across the East Kent area to provide access to services via this social prescribing platform that enables trained professionals to refer individuals to non-medical support to maximise social, emotional and practical wellbeing. The service is available to all East Kent residents aged over 55 years, regardless of whether or not they are receiving any other services from Adult Social Care. It is also available to those under the age of 55 years, who meet the eligibility criteria and have complex needs.

0300 302 0178

connectwell@sekgroup.org.uk

The Marigold Centre,, 65 Shaftesbury Avenue,, Cheriton, CT19 4NS

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Ashford Volunteer Centre - Befriending Service


Categories

Volunteering Services, Community Services

Description

Our service provides a regular visitor to help relieve social isolation and reduce loneliness by providing the company of a volunteer befriender who will either arrange a telephone call for a chat or home visit for a cup of tea, maybe play a board game or go for a walk. Volunteers DO NOT carry out personal care, shopping, household chores or a sitting service. Criteria: The service is for people who are 50+ and live in their own homes, who for various reasons find themselves housebound with a few or no visitors, and covers Ashford Town and rural areas of the borough north of Hamstreet. We do not offer this service to people who are suffering from Dementia.

Ashford Volunteer Centre - Berwick House, 8 Elwick Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PF

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West Kent Mind


Categories

Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Community Services

Description

We’re West Kent Mind; your local mental health charity. We’re here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem in the Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells districts in West Kent has somewhere to turn for advice and support. West Kent Mind is an independent charity affiliated to Mind. We are a passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated team with a big heart. We are here to ensure that people with mental health issues get support and respect through inclusive, engaging services that are designed to enable our local community to flourish and thrive.

01732 744950

hello@westkentmind.org.uk

Sevenoaks Wellbeing Centre, 34 St Johns Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3LW

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westkentmind.org.uk/

The Princess Project


Categories

Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Family Services, Community Services

Description

The Princess Project helps disadvantaged mums and their families to thrive by providing a holistic package of physical, emotional, social and spiritual support. We provide both one-to-one and drop-in support for mums, as well as Totcycle, our baby/toddler bank. We run courses in topics such as parenting and building self-esteem. The Princess Project operates in Maidstone, Medway, Sheppey and Tonbridge and Malling area.

01622 230713

support@princessproject.co.uk

The Princess Project, Maidstone Community Support Centre, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone, ME14 1HH

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The Grand Healthy Living Centre


Categories

Money management & Budgeting advice, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Employability Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Family Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Community Services

Description

We're a Healthy Living Centre supporting the needs of adults and young people. We work across Gravesham on all sorts of projects - from free exercise to singing and mental health. Pop in and say hello. Our youth service GYG is based here too. The Grand was set-up in 2001 as a multi-partner agency working across the borough. Since then, we have established a successful youth service, helped hundreds of people get online and learn how to use the internet, assisted people in their search for a new job and helped people lose weight and quit smoking. We work with every secondary school in the borough, manage community events, run a community allotment, and have produced an annual youth performance at the Woodville theatre for the past 10 years. We work across Gravesham. Our base is at the Gravesend Methodist Church and many of our services are based here. But we also run our workshops and classes in different spaces and locations in the local area.

01474 320123

hello@thegrand.org.uk

The Gr@nd: Healthy Living Centre, C/O The Methodist Church Community Centre, 4-9 Wilfred Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2HA

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www.thegrand.org.uk/

The Community Cupboard


Categories

Food Advice & Support, Community Services

Description

A community led food bank supporting local residents with grocery support and offering signposting services. Local businesses, tradesmen and residents all pulled together to offer their help and the hub was transformed from a disused garage to a welcoming space where people could access food, groceries and signposting services over a cup of tea. More businesses, local schools & doctors surgeries became involved and we quickly joined forces with other local agencies and support services. By working together, we have ensured that those in need receive the correct support to address ongoing issues. We cover NW Kent mainly but will also cover further afield if an agency collects on their behalf. Generally, our working area cover 10-15 miles from West Kingsdown in Kent. Our ethos has always been that everyone needs a little help sometimes and we aim to ensure that the support we provide allows people to retain their dignity whilst doing so.

07526 823122

communitycupboard19@gmail.com

11 Lambardes, New Ash Green, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8HX

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www.thecommunitycupboard.co.uk/

Social Enterprise Kent


Categories

Benefits advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Employability Support, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Community Services

Description

Improving Lives, Supporting Communities. SEK has a range of projects that support high-level, systemic change such as improving mental health access as well as health and financial inequalities in the community, large loneliness and isolation projects. At an individual level, SEK is working 1:1 with people through employability projects, social prescribing, advice on benefits and helping improve health and wellbeing.

01227 469970

info@sekgroup.org.uk

The Marigold Centre, 65 Shaftesbury Avenue, Cheriton, CT19 4NS

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sekgroup.org.uk/

Romani Slovak Czech Community CIC


Categories

Employability Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Immigration Advice & Support, Education Services, Community Services

Description

We support people to reach their full potential by delivering free English lessons daily. The inability to access training, employment and voluntary opportunities due to a lack of English skills leaves migrants unable to integrate easily or contribute to their local communities, further hindered by the pandemic. Over the last few years, we have delivered various projects addressing crime prevention, youth diversion activities, advice and support at drop-in-centre in Gravesend and Northfleet. We currently deliver sports projects to address inactivity and different cultural events to celebrate and share traditions that have become celebrated and appreciated by the local community (e.g., St Nicholas Day, Porraimos -Romani Holocaust Exhibition and International Roma Day).

07492 351934

slovak.czech.community@gmail.com

20 The Hive, Northfleet, Kent, DA11 9DE

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www.romani.top/

Maya's Community Support Centre


Categories

Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Immigration Advice & Support, Homelessness Services, Community Services

Description

Mayas has grown exponentially since last year. It all started with Maya’s Community Café last August. The café is often bursting at the seams. It’s where locals meet to share a coffee, to share problems and to support each other. Some just come to keep warm. Those who are lonely or isolated sometimes spend hours in the café. Hugs are free and plentiful. Rough sleepers come to charge phones, get a free meal and hope someone will wash their sleeping bag. Maya’s café is a safe space where people feel they belong. Maya’s Foodbank also operates here. We currently provide food for over 200 people a week. Customers are often signposted to other services or offered direct help where appropriate. The Ukrainian Hub also meets at the café. Help with job search, benefit queries and accommodation is offered to Ukrainian guests. We also run Maya’s FREE Shop which stocks recycled clothes, shoes, toys, bedding and household items. Provided customers don’t resell and only take what they need, they are welcome to take items completely free of charge. 50 people per hour visit the FREE shop during busy periods.

21 Herne Bay High street, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5LJ

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Making a Difference to Maidstone (MADM)


Categories

Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Homelessness Services, Volunteering Services, Community Services

Description

MADM is a local, independent charity supporting the homeless, those in addiction, socially isolated, disadvantaged and in crisis in Maidstone. MADM has an Outreach Centre in Maidstone where clients who are referred to us can come to discuss their issues, get food from The King's Pantry foodbank or be signposted to other assistance. We also offer volunteering opportunities.

referrals@madm.org.uk

48 Church Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1DS

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www.madm.org.uk/

Involve Kent


Categories

Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Information, Guidance & Support for Carers, Community Services

Description

• Navigation and social prescribing; short term services building skills, confidence, resilience and linking people to groups, services and support • Community wellbeing; groups, activities and services to promote inclusion and independence and prevent frailty and health decline. • Support for unpaid Carer; Carers assessments, support with emergency planning, information and advice, practical support on hospital discharge or when health is affected, peer support groups and forums.

03000 810005

communitynavigation@involvekent.org.uk

30 Turkey Court, Ashford Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5PP

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www.involvekent.org.uk

Fusion Maidstone


Categories

Advice & Support for Elderly People, Employability Support, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Homelessness Services, Volunteering Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Community Services

Description

Fusion Maidstone is a healthy living centre whose aim is to promote the health, education, recreational opportunity, self-improvement and community capacity of Park Wood and the wider Maidstone area. Our main area of charitable activity is the provision of advice, information, activities and training which is based around healthy living, bringing services and opportunity to local people. We offer access to to various NHS services including sexual health, weight loss, lifestyle, smoking cessation. We offer social inclusion groups including Golden Friends, coffee hour, knit & natter. We offer various craft groups, exercise classes, cooking classes and much more. We offer a free lunch on a Friday to those who are eligible, as well as a safe and warm space for people throughout the day. We have a friendly welcoming coffee shop and a full volunteer programme.

01622 691177

suemaidens@fusionhlc.org.uk

2-3 Cobb Way, Park Wood, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9XF

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www.fusionhlc.org.uk/

East Kent Mind


Categories

Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Community Services

Description

East Kent Minds purpose is to promote better mental health and wellbeing across East Kent including the Canterbury District and Thanet. Wellbeing and Mental Health Support East Kent Mind provides quality outcome-based services to make a positive difference to the Mental Health of the people of East Kent which includes the Canterbury District and Thanet. We offer an array of recovery focused support; • Groups, such as Coping with Depression, Arts and Craft, Book Club, Walking Groups, Young Adults Groups and much more. • Individual support including a mentoring programme • Peer support groups

34 King St, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8NT

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Dover Smart Project


Categories

Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Information, Guidance & Support for Carers, Community Services, Dementia and MS Advice & Support

Description

Dover Smart Project is a local charity transforming lives through art and creativity. Founded in 2013 to provide opportunities for disadvantaged and vulnerable people, living in Dover to take part in a wide range of creative activities and experiences to boost their confidence, enhance their wellbeing, raise their aspirations and widen their outlook on the world. We run weekly groups for Young Carers and Older People including those living with a dementia, we also run creative community projects across the district.

01304 790223

mail@doversmartproject.co.uk

Dover Smart Project Smart Gallery, 3 Waterloo Crescent, Dover, Kent, CT16 1L

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doversmartproject.co.uk/

Age UK Hythe, Lyminge & Ashford


Categories

Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Community Services, Dementia and MS Advice & Support

Description

We are a local, independent charity in Folkestone & Hythe and Ashford Districts. We provide friendly, flexible services for older people who want to live independently at home. We provide wellbeing activities for over 55's, Independent Living Services, Meal Deliveries, Day Centre Activities, Dementia Services and Information & Advice.

01303 269602

Age UK Hythe & Lyminge Sanford House, Stade Street, Hythe, Kent, CT21 6BD

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www.ageuk.org.uk/hytheandlyminge/